What is Sports Medicine?

We all understand the importance of keeping our bodies moving in order to stay fit and healthy. But what happens when staying fit through sport and exercise results in an injury? This is when the practice of sports medicine comes into play. The practice of sports medicine spans many different specialties including nutritionists, physical therapists, and orthopedic specialists. Sports medicine is designed to keep our bodies in optimal shape so we can keep our bodies active, moving, and in the healthiest condition possible.  

When should I see a Sports Medicine specialist?

It can be challenging to determine when you should schedule an appointment with your general family medicine physician or a doctor who specializes in sports medicine. At Voyage Healthcare, you don't have to choose. Dr. Samir Joshi is a family medicine practitioner with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and has a passion for helping keep athletes healthy and thriving. 

Consider making an appointment with a doctor with expertise in sports medicine if:

  • You are considering starting a new activity and want to make sure it is safe for you to do so.
  • You are experiencing new pain or tenderness after starting an activity.
  • Rest and ice are not resolving your symptoms.

Common Examples of Musculoskeletal and Non-Musculoskeletal Problems Seen by a Sports Medicine Physician:

  • Acute Injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries, and fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (such as tendonitis or stress fractures)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Injection therapies
  • Concussion diagnosis and management
  • Nutrition and performance issues
  • Healthy lifestyle promotion

Scheduling

If you'd like to make an appointment with our family medicine doctor with Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, schedule an appointment with Dr. Samir Joshi at our Maple Grove clinic

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